Need help....

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by bates132, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. bates132

    bates132 Member

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    Im reloading for a 257 wby in an Encore with a MGM barrel. The barrel has a good amount of freebore like most factory Weatherbys. In turn, i cant get NEAR the lands...

    So my question is.. How deep do i set? Close to a Factory shell? Use the max COAL in the books?

    Thanks in advance..
     
  2. Loner

    Loner Well-Known Member

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    That should be a minimum coal in the books, so you don't blow up. And Weatherby put all that freebore in there for the same reason. It needs the jump to
    keep the pressures down.
     

  3. bates132

    bates132 Member

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    All i see is a max COAL, but that really doesnt do me any good....
     
  4. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    I use a cartidge OAL tool from Hornady, comparator. This tool used w/case and actual bullet, gives you a distance to lands. Then you can back off from there. Do a search on this site and you will find alot of info